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to the fire in oakland we showed you at the top of the show. you can see the flames burning through the top of the building. we understand it's a three-story building right off of 880 in a residential mixed use neighborhood. you can see the fire is burning right through the roof of that building. there are lots of firefighters on scene. traffic is moving around the home, and it's butting up against 880. so far we haven't heard any word of any traffic problems. a great amount of smoke billowing into the air. a tough situation for firefighters. it is very dark and, as you can see, it appears to be raining in that area right now. but still a lot of thick smoke and flames coming up. at this point we're hearing the building is awan dobandoned but there's no condition firmati confirmation it has been checked o out. >>> well, the hype in coupertin didn't live up to the hype. investors lost a good chunk of money. let's check in with scott budman and the apple stores. underperforming. we haven't said that about apple in a long time. >> reporter: when you're the most valuable company in the world as
escaped custody. he was being driven to highland hospital in oakland for a routine appointment. the alameda sheriff's department says at some point during the ride from jail to the hospital, he got out of the leg irons and waist and hand restraints. as soon as he got to the hospital, he took off running. police found his jail clothes. >>> detectives are on the scene of the city's latest homicide. it comes at a critical time when officials have a key deadline in a battle that could end with the feds taking control of the police department. jodi hernandez joins us live in oakland and, jodi, this is exactly what mayor kwan and the chief don't want. >> reporter: i can tell you we, for now, are on the scene of a homicide just on the other side of the park here. homicide investigators are investigating a body. someone called in about 3:00 this afternoon saying there was a body laying in the roadway. mean while, as you mentioned, scenes like that have become all too common here in the city of oakland. but some unprecedented help could be on the way. oakland some side investigators are
support of stop and frisk techniques aren't what oakland needs. >> oakland has rejected all of these brands of policing that he's famous for already. we rejected gang injunctions and curfews. >> bill bratton is one of the most prolific and profound policing minds in the country and we're fortunate to have him come here and help us understand the dynamics of oakland. >> reporter: oakland's police chief is pushing hard to get bratton with the city's crime rate climbing, he says he needs all the help he can get. >> what happened over this weekend in oakland is a clear sign to us -- >> reporter: earlier today the city council finance committee approved more than $5 million in help including money to hire 21 civilian police technicians and funds for ten sheriff's deputies to hit the streets of oakland for up to six months. >> it's not just whether we say we care about fighting crime. it's whether we are actually funding enough personnel so that you have the boots on the ground to respond to 911 calls. >> reporter: again, demonstrators are inside city hall right now as we speak up
after one of their own is viciously beaten and shot in east oakland. they arrested five gang members. the community is now increasing its plea for help. only how to get that help is causing outrage also. in a few minutes, oakland city council members will need to decide whether to hire william bratton. jody? >> janelle, the council chambers inside city hall are absolutely packed. the fire marshal just asked folks to leave because there's not enough room. 200 people have signed up to speak at tonight's meeting. while bratton critics plan to be loud and boisterous, others in oakland say this crime-ridden city needs all the help it can get. >> it's hell. it's hell. it's hell on earth. >> reporter: that's how sandra describes what it's like living in this east oakland neighborhood, where an undercover police officer got beaten and shot in the arm last night. >> they're violating everybody else's constitutional rights. we can't walk our streets without worrying about a bullet coming our way. you know, they need to be stopped. >> reporter: tonight the oakland city council will vote on a co
evening. i'm jeff ranieri. live in oakland. are you looking for that new piece of furniture? we're at the epicenter of some major bay area bargains that stretch for thousands of square feet. where you can get your hands on some of these exciting goods. that all go to help a good cause plus your weather forecast coming up in a few minutes. two silicon valley hot shots are taking your ouellet with them. scott bud mann is here with a pair of jaw dropping numbers. >> this is a follow-up to what we told you yesterday. two tech companies with neck-snapping moves after reporting quarterly earnings. apple selling a record number of iphones and ipads but still falling short of what wall street wanted to hear, losing billions of value today a stock drop of $63 a share. apple now down by a third since september. netflix on the other hand is on fire. a big rise in both subscribers and earnings. a 42% pop in the its stock price today. it has not been this high since september of 2011. and more earnings tonight, microsoft reporting a slight dip in profits as it tries to roll out windows 8. mi
. >>> oakland police are under pressure to track down four killers after four people were killed in the span of a few hours yesterday afternoon. the shootings reached different neighborhoods of that city from west oakland to deep east oakland and all took place within a timespan of about six hours. this is the scene from the last deadly shooting which happened around 8:15 last night, not far from bishop o'dowd high school. the man was pronounced dead at the scene. police say they believe all four homicides are gang related, and they have not made any arrests in any of those cases. >>> san jose police have made another arrest in the beating death of a 14-year-old boy last year. 31-year-old joe was arrested thursday on murder charges. investigators say he was hiding out in an apartment complex there. police say he was the last suspect wanted in the death of reyes who was attacked by several people in san jose's roosevelt park last april. >>> and in san francisco, hundreds of people came together to remember the people who were killed in that city in 2012. 68 people were killed in san francisco
been exposed. >> for example, that shipping channel from the bay bridge to the oakland astuary is covered by the restrictions. however, it looks like maybe the bay bridge itself is not part of the restrictions. >> reporter: the executive director of san francisco baykeeper, and she is on the harbor safety committee. she tells me the bay bridge should definitely be listed as a critical maneuvering area. >> it seems that there's a possibility that just a slight change to the rules will bring the bridge into a critical maneuver. >> reporter: making the change could take a few weeks. the harbor safety committee meets thursday, and the item is not on the agenda. it will meet again next month. until then, the investigation into how the ship hit the bridge continues as does the work to close the gap in the san francisco harbor's committee safety plan. >> it was a close call and a good opportunity for us to look at all of our planning and response systems. >> reporter: now the harbor safety committee is not only going to go over those critical maneuvering areas, they're going to review
in. oakland police are asking for your help finding a missing woman. police sent us this picture of gloria ji this morning. her husband called police after she failed to show up for work, and he suspects foul play. gloria ji is 63 years old, 5'1" and wears glasses. investigators found her car in oakland. anyone with information is asked to call oakland pd's missing persons department. >>> police looking into the city's first homicide of the year. police were called to the 1900 block of tripoli block this morning just before 8:00. that's where they found a dead body in front of a home. police say the unidentified adult male was suffering from a gunshot wound to the head. an ambulance arrived, but pronounced the man dead on the scene. >> now we have witnesses, witnesses meaning people that were in the house that may have possibly heard something. they're down at the police department right now being talked to by some of our homicide investigators. >> police say the victim was in his 30s and related to the people who were inside the home with he was found dead. they have no motive o
declare a state of emergency here in oakland but others say the city is clearly in crisis. >> it's worse than out of control. >> reporter: oakland vice mayor larry reid says he's appalled at the city's escalating violence. 15 shootings took place over the weekend leaving four people dead. reid and others say it's time for city leaders to put egos aside and ask the governor to declare a state of emergency. >> we've got to forget the pride some folks are hesitant asking for a state of emergency and asking the governor for help. for me, my pride will go out the window when it's about the safety of the residents of the city. >> there is no way you can do this in oakland now without more troops on the ground, so to speak. more resources. and that has to come from the governor. >> reporter: but observing's police chief says there's no need to make a formal request. he says they're already on 0 rating under a state of emergency. the department's getting help from the chp and 15 alameda county sheriff's deputies will soon be hitting the streets. plus, he says, any hope that would come would be a
scheduled appearance in court is january 28th. live in oakland, kimberly tere, nbc bay area news. >> kimberly, thank you. coming up at 6:30, not just guns but the bullets. a proposed new safeguard by a bay area assembly woman is to help curb the violence. that story just ahead at 6:30. >>> new details on an officer involved shooting in walnut creek that left a hairstylist dead. during a news conference this afternoon the city's chief of police say anthony bent jr. was holding a ten-inch chef knife when police killed him. the incident began with a 911 call for a woman who said a man was being attacked inside an apartment. when officers arrived they say no one answered the door so they forced their way in. that's when they ran into banta. >> nancy was described as extremely agitated and he refused all commands given to him by the officers. officers ordered mr. banta to drop the knife several times. banta, mr. banta suddenly charged down the stairs towards the officers with the knife in his hand. >> that's when the chief says his officers fired in self-defense. >> the other two peop
's a question that had oakland police asking the people of the house where a 7-year-old girl was shot and wounded yes. they did arrest one person who had an outstanding warrant and the police chief has called for swift justice. one councilmember says that's not enough. jodi hernandez has details from oakland. >> we have very limited information right now which is making it very difficult for us to solve this very, very heinous crime. >> reporter: oakland police descended on the house where a 7-year-old was shot during a drive-by shooting last night. they briefly detained six men and arrested one on an outstanding warrant hoping to figure out why the house was targeted and who the shooter was really after. >> we will catch the shooter, and we are coming after you with all resources possible and with deliberate speed. >> reporter: the problem is resources are thin. six people have been killed in the city so far this year. another 31 wounded including two police officers. police and city leaders say crime won't be tolerated, frustrations mount as things keep getting worse. city hall says
from about 0 to 25 degrees. even tracking some slick conditions. throughout oakland, down the peninsula, spotty showers that will make it down throughout san jose. there's not going to be a whole lot of moisture left but we are looking at snow levels dropping to 1,000 feet. you are at the greatest risk. a dusting expected, even some black ice if you're traveling throughout the east bay and the north bay. if you're heading south to the coastline, a rare and unusual coastal snow advisory at least in our viewing area. you can seep the snow advisory in effect for 1,500 feet. 1 to 3 inches of snow. if you thought it was cold today and by friday morning a freeze warning already in effect where temperatures will be near record setting. we'll detail a lot more throughout the show. >> okay, thank you very much, jeff. crews are hoping it will prevent flooding. members of the california conservation corps trying to secure the levy that burst last night during heavy rain. the structure needs major upgrades. 6,000 homes and businesses are in the flood plain area in east palo alto. >> and then a pric
the weekend. >>> a 16-year-old oakland boy says he knows people think he's a monster. that's what he told the court today before he was sentenced to 25 years in prison for murdering his adoptive parents. he was 15 years old when he strangled his parents in their oakland home last january. he was prosecuted as an adult and in december pled guilty to killing susan and robert. why did he do it? he had been suspended from school for smoking marijuana and knew they would be upset. when asked to address the court, he came in and said i'm sorry for the crime i committed. i hope none of you forgive me for my crime. i know you all think of me as a monster or something else. i hope none of you remember me ever again. >>> anger after a gunman on campus put three schools in lockdown. cupertino middle, west valley and homestead are located within a mile of each other. that hoax sent dozens of officers scrambling into action and, as you can imagine put lots of families on edge. marianne favro is live in sunnyvale with reaction from parents and students. not a good time for this to happen. >> reporter:
agreement. bay area mayors as well. the chief of oakland says one of her key missions will be talking to law enforcement experts about crime fighting tactics. oakland's public safety committee recommended against bringing in well-known policing expert bill bradley. >>> a charge of car theft doesn't usually prompt a request to move a trial but when the car in question is a $200,000 lamborghini belonging to the top chef, that changes things. trying to move the trial saying the theft of the high-profile car has drawn such intense publicity he can't find an impartial jury. he is accused of firing a gun at a teenaged couple. the bullets missed them but they were hit by broken glass. the attorney also wants that case tried separately in that car. >> surf is up sunday at mavericks. organizers of the surf contest made the call today. looking at chomer video of the surf break with about a half mile off the coast of half moon bay. contest worthy right now but the man who discovered the massive waves says those big waves will be arriving all weekend and the c contest is a go. live with some very bad du
the machines. oakland has five scanners and eight are in operation in san jose. all the scanners in oakland and san jose will be removed before the deadline in june. >>> the older you get, the harder to multitask. new information shows older adults need more blood in their brain doing both mental and physical work. researchers say that means older brains need to work harder to multitask. researchers in japan monitored brain blood flow in young and older adults, they are planning more studies to see if training exercises that combine both mental and physical activities can help keep the brain younger. >> i get accused of not being able to multitask. >> i thought it was a female/male thing. >> you couldn't do this job if you weren't a multitasker. the yob is that much harder, guys. >> that's a beautiful shot. >> the good news when it comes to the weather and the sky camera shot. we'll let you know who will hit 70 degrees coming up. >>> jeff, i like the sound of that. in sports, 49ers finished their final preparations to the nfc championship game. plus, bust er posey, hunter pene and gregor bl
earlier. calling in 64 degrees there. 66 in morgan hill. oakland up to 69 degrees. offshore breezes, the air warms up and drys out as it drops down in elevation. we see that going from the mid-60s in the hills, mid-70s as the air heads up to the beaches around santa cruz. 40s and 50s right now. possible for patchy frost tomorrow morning. winds now slightly offshore. later this week, as the onshore winds return, that's going to make the nights a little bit warmer but also bring in extra clouds which may bring a chance of showers wednesday for the north bay. we'll see a cool start to tomorrow morning. mild days to start the work week. wednesday you'll start to see some changes, bigger changes as we head towards next weekend. right now, the satellite view is quite dry. you saw the beautiful skies out there. gorgeous sunset, too. high pressure holds its ground next two days. not much change. you'll see the chilly mornings and nice pleasant afternoons. on wednesday we'll see a system that will put a dent in the ridge of high pressure. it will come glancing by the bay area. areas north of
the ages of 1 5 and 19 when it raced down 580 before crashing into a tree in the oakland hills. neighbors awoke to the sound of the crash and to sirens. >> i was so proud of our oakland police force at that point and the chp guys that were here. and they really worked beautifully. and they were here for at least two or three hours. and we did see a stretcher with a -- cover coming off there. and i assume somebody had died. >> again, a 17-year-old died. the driver fled the scene and is still at large. this past tuesday marked the 40th anniversary of the roe v. wade court decision. today tens of thousands rollied against the decision in san francisco. the annual walk for life west coast rally started at civic center plaza. then it ended with a march down market street. organizers and demonstrators say they're encouraged by how each year the crowd seems to get bigger and bigger. >> it's very easy if you're of my persuasion to believe that you are alone or that you're one of a tiny, tiny minority. and one of the very encouraging things has been how the size of the crowd has grown year by year
sits c francisco gutierrez who was walk ing into the store. >>> the city of oakland expects to issue 6,000 of its new city i.d. cards beginning this year including cards for undocumented immigrants. the card program will roll out february 1. several cities have similar cards but oakland will be the first to tie it into banking. so no matter their immigration status, card hold eers can use e i.d. as a debit card that will reduce the amount of cash, undocumented immigrants will need to carry and their dependence on check kak services. the cards will cost $15 for adults, minors and seniors will pay less. the card also does not identify card holders by gender, something that was requested by the transgender community. >> a subject of a warning out of marin county of a death of a richmond man. fire officials say 59-year-old charles quade was swept out to sea by an unusually large wave yesterd yesterday. he and his wife were walking their their dog when a large wave knocked them to the sand. "the chronicle" reports he went into the surf to rescue his dog but never made it back. paramedics tr
this pretty much sums it up for a lot of young people in oakland. it's all they say, all they know, and violence is a way of li life. chief jordan says what citizens need to do to help them solve crimes like this is step up and help with the investigation, but i can tell you this, i do not know if investigators are getting any cooperation from witnesses for today's shooting, but i know that two hours after the shooting police still didn't even have a description of the vehicle used by the shooters. terry mcsweeney, nbc, bay area news. >> thank you. we have nor details about a high school hazing case that has stunned the vallejo community. the alleged lewd acts are moving out of the hands of school officials and into the hands of local police. nbc bay area's jodi hernandez joins us at st. patrick's st. vincent catholic school where five expelled students may end up facing a much bigger issue, correct, jodi? >> reporter: they certainly may. vallejo police confirm they are now investigating the allegations. they're preparing to interview everyone involved to try to determine if what t
at oakland international. sfo doesn't have any. the transportation security administration says it is getting rid of the machines because the company that makes them could not come up with a way to fix concerns over privacy. travelers will still be asked to get a body scan that creates a generic image. >>> president obama and his family gave the honor of living in the white house to -- got the honor of living in the white house for another four years. it is a home you can't buy, but if you could buy it, how much would it cost? here's a live look at the white house tonight. real estate web site zillow.com estimates the white house value at $295 million. since president obama moved into the mansion in january of 2009, the value has risen by about 7%. zillow calculated the white house value based on public data and recent sales. the white house has 132 rooms, 16 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, 28 fireplaces, and three elevators. my mom would say too many bathrooms to clean. >>> a breathtaking experience for tourists in hawaii who got up close and personal with two humpback whales earlier this month. cre
% normal. oakland, 103, and san jose, 104% of normal. we definitely need a few more storm systems in here throughout february so we can keep things looking just as great as they are right now. we have some colder weather developing in the north bay. mid-50s in the south bay, it's not too cold. let's take you outside to our live hd sky camera. there's that layer of haze. it's been there the last seven days. if you're sick of it, your allergies are sick of it. you've been coughing, your eyes watering. some much larger numbers that you will like by wednesday and thursday and you can even see some of the haze there in san francisco with the slight offshore wind today. a lot of sunshine for those of you that did have off for martin luther king day. now to the larger changes offshore. 500 to 600 miles we have our next storm system. it's very impressive looking, tapping into a lot of moisture. the center of low pressure, unfortunately, will miss us. so we're out of the zone of the heaviest rainfall. as the system gets closer, it's going to break apart. so namely for the bay area, it's about the
. and the congressional black caucus is supporting oakland congresswoman barbara lee to take over the job as labor secretary. hilda solis announced she was leaving the post on wednesday. the 66-year-old lee has been serving the east bay in congress since 1998. >> in the south bay, student activists got high level exposure today when they met with a congressional leader over immigration reform. members of the group student advocates for higher education met with congresswoman zoe lofgren at her san jose office today, the minority chair of the house subcommittee on immigration. when lost gren was asked if meaningful immigration reform will happen this year, she suggested it's up to her republican counterparts. >> do they want to join with democrats and do top to bottom immigration reform or not? i can't make them do that. but if they care about the ture of their party, they'll make a decision to join with democrats and do top to bottom reform. >> we need a comprehensive immigration reform. this year. you know, we can't delay it. we can't just keep hearing we'll do something. we need it now. >> repor
the sun in a whole new way. the space and science center in oakland is getting ready to unveil its touch the sun exhibit this weekend. near realtime images of the sun taken from outer space will be on display, allowing visitors to see light not visible by the human eye from earth. the first of its kind exhibit allows people to see the sun's beauty like never before. the satellite can even capture solar flares. >> this is the only exhibit like this in the world and what you're seeing behind me is the sun. . nearly realtime. images are being taken by the solar dynamic observe serer to, a sat height out in space and we're getting the feed from lockheed live and putting it up here on this amazing display. >> astronomers and teachers in elementary school always say it's important to understand the sun because of its power to impact the earth. flares have been known to disrupt communications and power grids. >> next monday, san francisco will welcome its newest musical venue, the san francisco jazz center is massive. and it's dedicated to promoting jazz. nbc bay area's joe rosato junior shows
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